Thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism may benefit younger patients, harm older patients

1. Thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism (PE) in intermediate-risk patients decreased mortality in patients younger than 65 years but not in older patients when compared...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind June 2 – June 8, 2014

In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Single-Dose Oritavancin in the Treatment of...

Weekly dalbavancin noninferior to daily therapy for acute skin infection [DISCOVER 1 and 2...

1. Once-weekly dalbavancin was not inferior to twice-daily vancomycin and linezolid in treating acute bacterial skin infection. 2. Fewer adverse events were reported in patients...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind May 19 – May 26, 2014

Image: PD In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Effectiveness of Paliperidone Palmitate vs...

Expectant management may be appropriate in ectopic pregnancy

Image: PD  1. Approximately 40% of cases of ectopic pregnancy in hemodynamically stable women resolved on their own. 2. Among women whose β-hCG levels rose with...

Videoconferencing linked to improved dermatological care in ED

Image: PD  1. In the emergency department (ED), videoconferencing was superior to the use of still images as a means of teledermatology consultation. 2. Having easy...

Duration of post-concussive symptoms identified in pediatric patients

  Image: PD 1. Physical symptoms were most likely to be present immediately after a pediatric concussion, with emotional and cognitive symptoms appearing in the days...

Severity of malaria infection may be independent of parasite burden

Image: PD 1. While severe malaria infections occurred during high-densitiy parasitemia, most high-density infections did not result in clinically severe malaria.  2. Prior mild or moderate...

Unique populations among those seeking emergency care for dermatologic problems

Image: PD  1. In the United States, the number of visits to the emergency room (ER) due to skin symptoms is rising.  2. A patient given...

Newspaper reporting of suicide linked with teenage suicide clusters

Image: PD 1. The number of reports concerning the first suicide in a cluster was found to be significantly higher than the number of reports...
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